Wednesday, 6 July 2016
After painting the animal sculptures the children added detail by collaging squares of fabric on to them. They chose realistic colours but added a twist by introducing a colour of their own choice. Textures were considered – the oran-gu-tan’s were furry, the elephants had some velvet and the dodo, tissue paper. These sculptures are on display in the school office reception area at the moment.
To see images of them go to http://robinhoodartinthecommunity.blogspot.co.uk/
Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Thursday, 25 February 2016
Thursday, 11 February 2016
Today at Artclub the painters quickly got started on drawing the faces of the animals from our chosen story The Journey Home by Fran Preston Gannon.
Meanwhile our sculptors researched their animals of choice from the same story. They found photographs of the animals in real-life situations and looked at them from different angles to build up their knowledge of what their model needed to look like in three dimensions. Once they had done this, they set about developing their models they had started last week.
Thursday, 4 February 2016
Today we looked at the animal models and paintings we made for our Tropical World exhibition last year. Some of us were part of the team who created them and so we were excited to see them again. For others it was a chance to see what animals could be made with recyclable packaging and paper mache and just how big the paintings are, that we have made before.
We then completed our pictures inspired by the book “The Journey Home” by Fran Preston Gannon and thought whether we would like to make a model or paint a picture as our main piece.
Those of us who chose to make a model of one of the animals in the story selected plastic bottles and boxes and started to build up the form of the animal. Meanwhile, those who had selected to do a painting/collage worked together to choose an image they wanted to recreate.
At Artclub we read through the book “The Journey Home” by Fran Preston-Gannon and looked at the beautiful illustrations. The book tells the story of a polar bear who sets off to find a new home as the ice is melting and he meets some friends along the way. The book has a powerful message of conservation and it raised many interesting questions and comments among our group.
We each chose one illustration from the book and used it to make our own coloured picture.
Friday, 22 January 2016
This is the first week of Artclub this term and welcome to all new members and those who have returned. This term we will be designing and making artwork that will be displayed at Tropical World, Leeds.
Using photographs taken in Tropical World, we built up mood boards to create a feeling of what it is like. Most of us have visited there, but some of us have not so this was a great exercise in seeing what it is like and the different habitats it has.